Associate Director at Search Consultancy awarded Business Manager of the Year title at the IRP Awards 2018

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The stars were out at last night’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) Award ceremony, where Search Consultancy’s Associate Director for Healthcare recruitment, Chris Pritchard picked up the award for IRP Business Manager of the Year 2018.

Now in their 10th year, the annual IRP Awards bring together leaders and peers throughout the industry in celebration of the professional excellence and best practice across the UK’s recruitment sector.

This year, Search Consultancy was nominated for a string of awards, including Temporary Consultant of the Year, Permanent Consultant of the Year, Best Company to Work For (250+ Employees) and Business Leader of the Year.

Those shortlisted for the Business Manager of the Year accolade were recognised for their demonstrated ability to consistently lead a successful team whilst embodying professionalism, providing direction and motivating a team to achieve success come rain or shine.

Chris Pritchard, Search Consultancy’s Associate Director for Healthcare recruitment was awarded the title of IRP Business Manager of the Year, while Matthew Covell, Senior Consultant at Search’s Hospitality division was highly commended for the IRP Permanent Consultant of the Year accolade.

Debbie Caswell, Chief Operating Officer at Search Consultancy and Finalist for the IRP Business Leader of the Year title said: “I’m tremendously proud of Chris and everyone else who was shortlisted and recognised by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals for their achievements over the course of this past year.”

“Over the years, Chris has truly shone as a business manager, giving his teams autonomy while remaining supportive where needed. Through his process-driven attitude and pragmatic approach to business development, he has truly earned this award.”

“I look forward to celebrating many more years of success, both as a business and most importantly the performance of our exceptional people,” she concluded.